Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Pablo Zabaleta sends a special message to Manchester City fans

Pablo Zabaleta sends a special message to Manchester City fans

West Ham manager, David Moyes believes Guardiola's Manchester City has not done enough to write their names in the PL history books just yet.

More recently, Pep Guardiola's side have won their last three Premier League games all with the same result, 2-1, with the winning goals coming late in the match after a real struggle. "We played against a really good side and I thought for long periods we frustrated them".

"It was very important to close up some particular zones for Manchester City where they are usually very unsafe".

Ederson was the first to talk, and claimed it's been happening for a while now: "I think it's the third consecutive game that we find it hard to reach the opponent's goal". The pace was better, we had more presence in the box.

Guardiola admitted his half-time decision to send on Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus was a key moment as it allowed City to have more support for Sergio Aguero up front.

But, as always, United Kingdom bookmakers will give plenty of guide and insight into the game, as they look to tempt punters of all footballing persuasions to have a little vested interest in what is sure to be a fascinating game.

And Nicolas Otamendi, rightly, says it's Manchester City's job to find a way to beat these tactics: "The last matches were similar". We spoke a lot about defending set-pieces but they are taller. We have to live with it.

"But you've got to remember we're playing a young 18-year-old centre-half who played really well".

Yet despite this commanding run of results and an eight point buffer on closest contenders Manchester United, Guardiola knows that City still can not avoid a slip up over the holiday period. I think it's going to be a spectacle.

"I think we should have done much better with it", the former Everton and Manchester United boss told Sky Sports.

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